Area Sports

Raiders squeeze past Oak Hill

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Defense, defense, defense. It’s something that coaches stress to their players each day. That defense was on display Tuesday as the Kirk Raiders hosted Oak Hill. Kirk led the low-scoring contesr 12-9 at halftime. They were able to increase the lead to as many as seven points during the second…

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GHS soccer drops pair to Lafayette

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It was a tough night on the soccer field for the Grenada Chargers and Lady Chargers. GHS traveled to Oxford for its second division match of the season. In the opener, Lafayette led 3-0 at halftime and won a 4-1 decision. The Commodores made it a sweep with a 5-4…

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Raiders open league play 2-0

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The second half of the season began Thursday for the Kirk Raiders and Raiderettes. They journeyed to Clarksdale to face Lee Academy in their second district contest of the season. The Raiders were looking to improve to 2-0 in the district with a win over the Colts. Kirk jumped to…

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Youth basketball opens

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The 2018-19 youth basketball season, sponsored by Grenada Parks and Recreation, opened recently. Games are played at the Grenada Middle School gym. As of presstime Friday, no games were reported for Dec. 15 Dec. 8 11-12  boys One of the most competitive games on this day took place in the…

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GHS soccer sweeps Olive Branch

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada High School soccer teams have made tremendous strides over the past several seasons. They have fielded highly-competitive teams, that have advanced to the postseason several times. Tuesday, the teams hosted 5A rival Olive Branch at Charger Stadium. Kelby Surrell’s boys continued their hot start to the season with…

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Local youth enjoys training dogs for hunts

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Kirk Academy eighth grader Codi Beth Lee has a hobby that not many girls her age enjoy doing. For the past seven years, Lee has been part of various fox hunts and bench shows. Lee recently had a seventh place finish in the bench show for the National Foxhunters Association…

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Fast start sends Chargers past Pats

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Heading into Friday’s road division game at Lewisburg, Grenada High School Coach Ashley Kuhn really didn’t know what to expect from his team. They were eliminated from playoff contest with a home loss to West Point. With two games left and no playoff berth on the line, the GHS coach…

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Bright spots for GHS in loss

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School Coach Ashley Kuhn knew that his team had a huge challenge ahead of them against two-time defending Class 5A champion. The Chargers needed a win to keep their dim playoff hopes alive. West Point jumped to a 21-3 halftime advantage and won  38-17. With the win, West…

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Raiders come up short in finale

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Kirk Academy Coach Ken Chandler was hoping that his kids would find a way to close the season with a win Friday. The Raiders had just a single win heading into the season finale at home against Macon Road Baptist Academy from Arlington, Tenn. All the scoring took place in…

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Lady Chargers shocked in playoff opener

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor You could hear the concern in Grenada High School softball coach Leslie Lancaster’s voice as her team prepared for their second round Class III Playoff series at home with Columbus. The concern came from the struggles her team had been going through the last several weeks. GHS had struggled to…

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